Claudia Fan Munce: Driving the pace of innovation at IBM Venture Capital Group

Claudia Fan Munce is one of the most successful corporate VCs operating today. Munce was a founding member of the IBM Venture Capital Group when it launched in 2000. As Managing Director of IBM Venture Capital Group and Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy, Munce leads a team that works with over 300 venture capital… Read More Claudia Fan Munce: Driving the pace of innovation at IBM Venture Capital Group

Bringing Innovation to Market: What Are the iFactors?

By Patty Burke To paraphrase the annual January presidential update, I am happy to report that the state of innovation is strong. That assessment is the key takeaway from a recent survey conducted by Accelevate in partnership with the California College of the Arts and Merrill Research. The survey, “Understanding the iFactors: Trends in Bringing… Read More Bringing Innovation to Market: What Are the iFactors?

Chart Your Course at the NVCA Corporate Venture Summit

Engage in a unique experience designed for corporate venturing leaders and innovation officers who will gather in Sunnyvale, CA on October 22, 2015 to share best practices, create opportunities to collaborate in areas of common interest and build networks with financial venture capitalists.  Sunnyvale is the home of the Plug and Play Tech Center, our… Read More Chart Your Course at the NVCA Corporate Venture Summit

Assessing First Quarter Corporate Venture Investment Data

Corporate venture groups invested $2.2 billion in 196 deals to U.S.-based companies in the first quarter of 2015, according to the MoneyTree Report™ from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.  Corporate venture accounted 16.6% of total venture dollars invested and 19.0% of all venture… Read More Assessing First Quarter Corporate Venture Investment Data